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    This is a custom order that I just finished for the mother of a fire chief in New Hampshire. It's the only Maltese Cross that I've come across that is blue with a red border. The border is padauk, the bugles are yellow heart, the lettering is aspen and the blue wood is very splotchy blue pine that I enhanced with Minwax water soluble stain. The color is stone. It came closer to matching the blue pine than I expected it would.

    Jan
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    Outstanding!!
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    • #3
      That turned out absolutely awesome! I'm in NH and work with many chiefs regularly, I wonder if it's anyone I know? I'll be keeping my eyes open for it when I'm in the various stations.
      Don

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      • #4
        Don, It's Rick at Chester FD. If you know him and see him in the next week or so, don't blow the surprise for his Mom.

        Jan

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        • #5
          Quite nice, Jan!!!
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          • #6
            That will surely be a treasured piece. Looks wonderful.

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            • #7
              Secret's safe with me, I don't know him personally but I know he's going to love it!
              Don

              An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
              Benjamin Franklin

              At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.
              Benjamin Franklin

              A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.
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              • #8
                Thanks for the nice comments. Tina will pick it up on Wed. Sure hope she likes it!

                Jan

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                • #9
                  Them horns in the middle look like they could be a bit of a pain to do. You did an excellent job with them and the rest too, it will be something they will always enjoy.

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                  • #10
                    Beautiful!!
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by woodsman View Post
                      Them horns in the middle look like they could be a bit of a pain to do. You did an excellent job with them and the rest too, it will be something they will always enjoy.
                      Thanks! It would have been easier if he'd been a Lieutenant instead of the Chief. Lieutenants only have one bugle!

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                      • #12
                        Hey Amica - very nice work indeed!
                        Once folks see this at the station I wouldn't be surprised if you end up getting more orders. Take this as a warning - LOL!

                        It would have been easier if he'd been a Lieutenant instead of the Chief. Lieutenants only have one bugle!
                        So I guess the Chiefs are hornier than the Lieutenants?
                        Jim in Mexico

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                        • #13
                          Magnificent Jan...
                          I agree, It's likely that you'l get more orders...Beautiful piece...


                          Geez Jim...lol.
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                          • #14
                            Thanks for the cheery words, my friends. Guess I'll have to let them know I only make one of anything! I learned my lesson making croc puzzles thanks to my pal JohnB.

                            Jan

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